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For My Children


Welcome to St John Children’s Ministries.  We provide a safe and loving environment as we teach the children how much Jesus loves them and they in turn can share to love of Jesus with others around them.


We want to partner with families to help equip and provide resources for them to raise their children in the faith. 


Ongoing Opportunities:

Sunday School

Sunday mornings at 10:30am – 11:30am


Classes for:

Threes through Kindergarten

1st and 2nd Grade

3rd through 5th Grade


Join us each Sunday morning as we gather in Grace Place and then go over to the Sanctuary for an opening of singing and a short object lesson and then off to our various classes.




 Wednesday Nights: 

On His Stage – Children’s Drama Team

The Children rehearse and then present a short skit once a month in the Sunday morning service. 


Wednesdays at 6pm – 6:45pm

Ages 3rd – 6th grade


Seasonal Activities:


Christmas Eve Family Service – Dec 24th at 3pm

Princess Party – January 2017

Vacation Bible School – June or July 2018


For more information, contact our Director of Family Life

Anette Shanks  Ext. 2016


For My Youth


Our goal is to create a safe and interactive environment where you can learn more about yourself (your passions, gifts and abilities), connect with others (students and adults) and to continue to share and grow in your faith.


On-Going Opportunities to Grow and Serve:









Sunday School Morning Bible Class

10:30am – Begins with a short opening – Grades 6th -12th

Then they divide up with separate discussions …

6th – 8th grade  Topic

9th -12th grade  Topic

The Scene Youth Drama Team

This group presents short skits in worship on a once a month basis

Wednesday Night Rehearsals - Wednesday nights from 6:45pm-7:30pm


With Other Adults




God has equipped every single person which gifts which can be used to build up others in the Body of Christ (the Church).  Although we have a few people who are called to serve as staff people at St. John, we cannot exist without people using those gifts to volunteer in their areas of passion.  These may include in the areas of:


         Worship Ministry – Usher, Greeter, Altar, Tech person (more)


         Music Ministry – Instrumentalist, choir, vocalist, drama (more)


         Education – Teaching/Assisting with Adults, Youth, Children (more)


         Meals Ministry – Potlucks, dinners, funerals, special events (more)


         Office Help – Graphic Arts, Working on Mailings, Receptionist (more)

With Other Women

When women gather, Hearts connect,

Friendships are formed and Lives are changed!

 The St. John Lutheran Women in Mission are part of the national Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, an official auxiliary of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.


Join us in one of our ongoing efforts:

  • Quilting for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) with the Square Cutters each month

  • Supporting Interfaith Ministries with focused collections in the Fall and food donations year-round; providing a meal for their clients one Sunday in September

  • MITE box donations to support LWML mission grants worldwide

  • Collecting personal care items and funds each May for the Military Women shoebox project

  • Managing and supporting the prayer chain ministry for St. John


We meet monthly (except  July, August & December) in the COC room (next to the business office),

the first Monday, 1:00 pm (fellowship time available 30 minutes after)


Current President: Sally Niessen,, 352-456-1149 (cell)

Square Cutters: Carole Mikler,

Prayer Ministry: Ruth Dexheimer,


Helping Others


At St. John we know we don’t exist to simply sit in a church building, but to be the church out in the community.  Here are some of the ways you can make a difference in our community and beyond …



Ocala Crisis Pregnancy Center

Scholarship in Guatemala School

Operation Christmas Child

Mission Trips – In U.S. or Out of the Country

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